Dwyane Wade recently stopped by the “Club Shay Shay” podcast and cleared up the misconception about the concept of 50/50 in his marriage to actress Gabrielle Union.
Dwyane said he fully understands how the 50/50 concept is perceived by people, in terms of whatever is purchased they split the cost down the middle, but he said that is not the way their relationship works.
That’s not how it works.
50/50 in our household is, first of all, let’s say I have 20 to 50 responsibilities, and my wife has 20 to 50 responsibilities.
And when I said that, that means she has her mother, she has her sisters, she has her dad, she has her… she has a lot of things that she’s responsible for.
You know what she does?… She pays 100% of that.
You know what I do?… I pay 100% of my life.
When our life comes together, my wife is a working actress who spends time away from the family to go work, build.
We decided together… because I think I said one time when we was in Miami, I said something about it being my house… That I paid for.
My wife looked at me, she said, ‘You will never say that to me again when it’s something that we share.’
And so my wife was like, ‘When we move to L.A. I got half on it. You will never say my house again.’
She said, ‘You can say that in the arena.’
And so, in our life, our home, 50/50 we purchased it together, our daughter, anything that goes on with our daughter, 50/50 we share it together.
Now it’s some things I pick up versus some things she pick up, but she does some, I do some.
If we take a yacht trip, we can do it 50/50.
Or I can do it myself, but my wife is a working woman, she’s a boss, and an independent woman in her own life.
She’s like imma put… You know what, that little 200 that you was going to spend on this, imma throw something else on there and we gonna go on a bigger trip.
We gonna ball out, like, this is my wife.
Like, I don’t know about y’all but I like having a wife that’s like, ‘That’s cool you can do that… the house we live in, thank God in Hidden Hills, nice house, whatever millions.
We could’ve had a nice house on my 50% too. It would’ve been nice.
She was like, ’Nah, let me put something else on it, and let us live a little different, a little bigger.’
So, we probably share three things in our life that we 50/50 on.
Everything else I’m 1000%, and she’s 1000%.
And so, we decided that certain pieces of our life we would share in it.
Dwyane Wade has been married to actress Gabrielle Union since August 30, 2014.
The former NBA star also shared why he and Gab have a prenuptial agreement.